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Minnesota Wild reach second round for the first time since 2003

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The Minnesota Wild have officially reached rare territory. The team hasn’t seen the second round of the Stanley Cup since 2003. Doing so exactly the same way; by beating the Colorado Avalanche.

If history continues to repeat itself, the Wild will end up facing the Anaheim Ducks in the Stanley Cup Finals. Unfortunately, getting to the finals will be a difficult feat against the defending Stanley Cup champions. Not only are the Blackhawks the defending champs, but they are just off of a round beating one of the top teams in the league, the St. Louis Blues.

The Wild overcame a 2-0 deficit in the first round against the Avalanche and proceeded to win in overtime during Game 7.

The second round begins Friday, May 2 at the United Center in Chicago; a very difficult arena to win as an away team.

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